5 Ben Breunig
5 Ben Breunig
Birth Date: 07/03/1982
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dallas, TX
High School: Lake Highlands
Position: LB
Years at Yale: ***
Notes: Tough player with good instincts ... Has great knowledge of the game ... Two year starter and three-time letterman ... Will play alongside high school teammate Ken Estrera for third straight year ... Switched from No. 93 to No. 5 last spring ... 2003: Earned Yale Defensive Back of the Game award against Towson and Columbia ... Named Yale's Defensive Lineman of the game against Cornell and Dartmouth ... Led team with 71 total tackles ... Had three tackles for lost yardage including one sack and two interceptions ... Top solo-stop performance was seven (7-3-10) against Dartmouth ... Best total tackle day was 12 (5-7) at Columbia ... Also served as personal protector for punter ... 2002: Finished second on the team in tackles with 74 ... Recorded 43 solo stops and assisted on 31 others ... Continued to be an excellent contributor on the Yale special teams ... 2001: Played eight varsity games and two JV contests ... Made four tackles, including three solo stops ... Played mostly special teams but also saw time at linebacker ... At Lake Highlands High School: Earned two letters and captained the football team ... Second team all-district in 2000 ... 2000 team MVP and team's leading tackler ... Earned award for most big hits ... Also lettered in power lifting in 1999 ... Graduated with honors ... Lake Highlands Exchange Club Youth of the Month ... Personal: Benjamin James Breunig, born July 3, 1982 ... Son of Bob and Mary Breunig ... Father played linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys from 1975 to 1984 and was a four-time NFL All-Pro selection after graduating from Arizona State ... Ben enjoys water-skiing and hiking ...Economics major, intends to go into real estate work ... Worked for Roger Staubach's real estate company in the summer of 2003 ... Member of Timothy Dwight College.